Hannah Nixon, the former CEO of the UK Payment Systems Regulator, has been hired by Curve as an Advisor to the Executive, according to a note from the Fintech. Nixon is expected to help guide Curve’s regulatory strategy as the company grows.
Curve is a popular banking platform that consolidates multiple cards and accounts into a single smart card and app. Self-described as an “over-the-top banking platform,” Curve simplifies banking services, provides additional services like notifications while delivering cash back on certain purchases.
Nixon was the first CEO of the Payment Systems Regulator, the economic regulator for the UK’s £80 trillion payments industry. She has extensive experience in economic regulation and competition matters, working across a range of industries in the public and private sectors.
Shachar Bialick, Curve’s Founder and CEO, said that Nixon’s remarkable experience is a huge asset to the Curve team:
“Curve is continuously innovating and constantly pushing the boundaries of payments models and for that we needed someone of the highest calibre to guide our regulatory strategy as we scale our operation throughout Europe and the US.”
Nixon said she was delighted to join Curve – a company she descrived as “brilliantly dynamic and innovative.”
“The payments sector is flourishing with meaningful innovation that can truly change people’s lives for the better. One of the key roles of the PSR is to open markets and drive innovation. That’s something that I am passionate about and I shall be drawing on my regulatory experience to help Curve navigate through the regulatory landscape as the company continues its rapid growth.”